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Shooting North Korea’s Film Stars (with a camera)

Posted: June 8th, 2022 | No Comments »

The ever-pioneering Koryo Studios and Nick Bonner have a new project (sadly tours and many other events are off the agenda for some time now and some time to come). They’ve commissioned a North Korea photographer Kim Gwang Hun to shoot the DPRK’s best known actors and actresses to visit the Pyongyang film studios and recreate some of their most famous scenes. See the shots here – and, if you like them and/or want to help out Koryo at this trickiest of times, they’re for sale too. Click here

Small House at the Forefront (2013). Actor Choe Yong Ho, age 43: “My wife knows that I am often in character for a period of time, even at home!”

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